“A Hectic Day” by Dianne H. Timmering

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

When does a hectic day stop? Always one more thing to do: wash the dish, check one more email, take the dog out, fold the laundry, read a bedtime story . . . homework . . . God, please remember that times are busy; please give us glimpses of you in the corner of each day including the fatigue that centers us at night. Fold us in your grasp; never let us go. Love to all.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

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“You Are Worthy” by Dianne H. Timmering

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31

If you haven’t watched this video yet (see below, sent from K. Thieneman), I recommend it. The purpose this speaker had in just encouraging the young and discouraged. You could see their faces transform from youthful play to what it felt like to be compassionately courageous–like life was suddenly something they held in their innocent hands; that they should to do something with it; that purpose and drive was worth finding, and living. Love to all for a beautiful weekend; one filled with courage, boldness and joy. You are worthy.

Nick Vujicic – Are You Going To Finish Strong?

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

 

“Getting Back Up” by Dianne H. Timmering

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

When we are in the trenches of hurting or hurt feelings it can be difficult to dig out. When I am there, I must steal a moment away in stillness, listen to a comforting song, walk in the trading winds of God’s natural world, and piece together a mosaic of what to do with it. The comfort comes not in the understanding of the why necessarily but in the prayer of release. And while the hurt still may press against my heart at times, it is a dull press and there is peace, forgiveness and love.

Post Script: My goldfinch hasn’t returned. Did God get my attention well enough yesterday. Did it find new glass to bend? Bidding a good weekend to you all.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

“The Goldfinch” by Dianne H. Timmering

Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshipped, each at the entrance to his tent. The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Exodus 33:10-11

The golden bird is back. In its reflection it seeks desperately to get through my office window. It pounds with its beak, flings its wings against the silvery reflection which must look like open sky. Is there a message in this again today? Is God searching out my attention where I am not giving it? Is God asking me to pray, to seek out a trembling smile; is He seeking a sought away moment; is He reminding me not to worry; is He beseeching peace or replenishing joy?

Just as the bird seeks the open world through the mysterious glass, its reflection makes me smile, and I look up at Him. I am here, God says. I am here. I am. All is well.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

“Be Still” by Dianne H. Timmering

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:9-10

The world churns and we worry. A gold finch pecks my office window with the tip of its beak; it flutters at the glass with the spanse of its wings. It lands on a narrow branch and floats in the wind like a raft upon an aging sea. I stop and listen. Is the voice of God in the hum of this quiet, the stillness of a whisper, the peck of a beak, the trading winds, a choir of geese? God, help us to find the stillness of the moment: to find You, to know You, to be with You.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

“What Anchors Your Heart?” by Dianne H. Timmering

Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart. Job 22:21-22

What anchors your heart when comfort seems far away, when fatigue sits on the edge of your eyelid, when the solution seems to fails, when words cannot describe the feeling, when the mind is restless, when bitterness still consumes, where forgiveness is too hard to offer, when faith is too tired to give.

In unfound peace, find Him there. Let Him seep in, just now, and anchor your heart. Love to all for a beautiful week.  Dianne

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

“We Are A Voice For One, A Prayer For All” by Dianne H. Timmering

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer, a day when all faiths come together to pray for the courage of a nation. Our SHC National Day of Prayer will be one synchronized company-wide effort (although times and events will vary), thanking God for Endless Hope in the wake of terrible storms for the safety of our people, for the Divine Appointment to lead a revolution to change the landscape of long term care, to find strength and ingenuity on the funding “battlefield”, and to fortify our ark of Divine Protection. We pray for our state and national leaders, our brave military, the protection of our nation, a national economic return to vitality, the wellness of our residents, the healing of our stakeholders, the peace of our family members, for the hopes and dreams of all our people and for “one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.”

Love to all.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature HealthCARE

BRIEF HISTORY:

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

“Having God All To Yourself” by Dianne H. Timmering

 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands . . . ” 1 Samuel 8:10-11

With God as your direct ally, let Him be your leader; let Him be your guide. Let Him be your king. Have God all to yourself. Hear Him. Love to all.  Dianne

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC

“Historic Day, A New Day” by Dianne H. Timmering

On this historic yet bittersweet day, I am reminded of old emotions as we faced a new vulnerable world after 9/11–a world where our shores could no longer protect us from the evils of malevolent aims. My husband and I cried this morning for the memory of 9/11 is not so easily erased, especially for those who lost that which was most precious against a rage that tried to steal America’s heart. But we persevere. Just as stakeholders have rescued residents from the threatening flood waters, just as some of our stakeholders have lost family members to the violent skies, we wrap our arms around them in the majestic whisper of God.

We praise God for the victory of this day; we praise God for our residents and stakeholders of whom we did not lose one life and we praise God for His love and protection and the divine appointment of Endless Hope that only a new day can bring. May the sun shine on the land again, may the waters recede, may hearts mend, may loss find comfort in the deep palm of His hand. Love to all. Psalm 91.

Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC